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Hellraisers compete in Medicine Hat


    A few of Drumheller’s Hellraisers, the local roller derby team, made the trip to Medicine Hat on Saturday, January 7 to play in an Invitational called Naughty Vs Nice.

    These four scrimmages were games that derby players could sign up for to learn more about the game. The games were either labeled as advanced, intermediate, rookie, or junior, depending on the level the players were at. Teams were called either the nice team or the naughty team to stay in the holiday spirit.
    April De Smet told The Mail, “Eight Hellraisers signed up in a game mixed with other players from all over Canada. We also had one of our own referees, Angelina Vance (aka Sweet Justice) ref two games.”
    January 21 will be the first game of the year for The Hellraisers. They will be back in Medicine Hat to play against the Foxy Rollers.

    April Des Smet said, “On Thursday, February 2 from 6-9pm at the Stampede Barn the Hellraisers are doing an open house, skater intake for anyone wanting to join The Badlands Hellraisers Roller Derby League.”

Alumni game tradition for St. Anthony’s

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    Basketball players that span the generations came together to play at the St. Anthony’s Sabres Alumni games.
    The seventh annual Senior Sabres Alumni basketball games were on Thursday, December 22. This was an excellent chance for younger players to learn from more experienced players, and also see how sports have a lasting effect on an athlete’s life.
    At 6 p.m., female players from St. Anthony’s playing today took on alumni players from the Senior Girls Sabres teams from previous years. This time the alumni players got the best of the current players.
    After that, the boy's teams took to the court. There was a full slate of players from previous teams taking on the current Sabres’ roster. The alumni players sweated out the win.
    The Alumni Game has become a tradition for the school. It is a chance to catch up with former players and have a little bit of fun on the court.

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Yavis Atom Raptors win two

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The Yavis Atom Raptors had a strong weekend, winning two at home.
    The Raptors faced Cremona on Saturday morning and topped them 4-3. Kerric Chambers had two goals and Gavin Olsen and Tommy Scobie-Gyug each had a goal and an assist. Doan Stanger had two assists in the victory.
    “We gave Cremona their first loss of the regular season. The team really needed to have a good weekend, coming off two tough games against a good Airdrie team,” said coach Bryan Olsen.
    On Sunday, they carried the momentum into play versus Cochrane and had a flurry of goals, winning 5-2. This time Chambers had a hattrick and Seth Walker contributed two.  It was a team effort as seven players notched assists. Goalie Austin Hartman faced 21 shots.
    Coach Olsen is seeing improvement with his squad.
    “They were skating, passing and working as a team. The team is starting to realize hard work will win you games,” he said.
    He adds the defense is going the right way with two stand-up goalies.
    “Goaltending is a strength, we have two goalies who can win us games,” he said. “We have improved a lot in our defensive play. Breaking out of our zone and puck movement.”
    He is most impressed with their attitude.
    “This team always seems to have a smile on their face. They have a good time win or lose,” he said.
    This Friday the Raptors are on the road to face Sundre.